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Outside: Selected Writings

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Outside contains about sixty text on everydag events and news, fast written in the manner of the journalist.
Hardcover, 247 pages
Published January 1st 1986 by Beacon Press (MA) (first published 1981)
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Ivan
C'est certainement un document historique qui témoigne autant du changement des mœurs, d'économie de la politique, qu'il en témoin du changement qui s'effectue dans la vie privée de Marguerite Duras.

Il est passionnant de lire ces entretiens, tantôt avec des enfants et des ouvriers - personnages bien cadrés et j'ose dire célébrés de la société; tantôt avec des petits voleurs et grands voyous, vendeurs à la sauvette ou avec des immigrés algériens en pleine guerre d'indépendance.

On s'étonneraient
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Paula
A collection of Marguerite Duras' magazine and newspaper articles, filled with local and national (France) politics, plus interviews of people in the arts. Always interesting, always well-written. A lot of her political writings (from 1960 and 1970) could apply to the politics of today.
M.
Brilliant selection collecting Duras's journalistic endeavors, grouped somewhat thematically, somewhat not (see intro for notes on that). Most important herein, I think, are the essays/articles on Crime and Criminal Justice, as it really deepens many of Duras's characters from her Late-50s through Anne-Marie Stretter novels & some further on.

Also, 2 necessary (and brief) pieces on Bataille. A suite of profiles of women performers (from Vogue) that are astounding in comparison to what pops u
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Paolo
"Testi segreti" raccoglie tre racconti brevi: L'uomo seduto nel corridoio, L'uomo atlantico, La malattia della morte. I luoghi descritti sembrano set cinematografici, nei quali Marguerite Duras, da regista qual è, dirige le sue figure. Il tema comune è il gioco di sguardi, di pensieri, di parti del corpo. Un gioco che, purtroppo, a volte incanta, più spesso annoia.
M. Sarki
Marguerite Duras is quickly becoming one of my favorite women writers. She is very good. So smart and talented. Interesting to note that she wrote articles in between her long periods of fiction writing as a way to get out of the house.
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Marguerite Donnadieu, better known as Marguerite Duras (pronounced [maʀgəʁit dyˈʁas] in French) (April 4, 1914 – March 3, 1996) was a French writer and film director.

She was born at Gia-Dinh, near Saigon, French Indochina (now Vietnam), after her parents responded to a campaign by the French government encouraging people to work in the colony.

Marguerite's father fell ill soon after their arrival,
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“Paradoxically, the freedom of Paris is associated with a persistent belief that nothing ever changes. Paris, they say, is the city that changes least. After an absence of twenty or thirty years, one still recognizes it."

(Tourists in Paris)”
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